Classes, Events & Adventures

with Rev. Jeff Anderson

Upcoming classes, events and adventures with Rev. Jeff Anderson

Crafting Spiritual Practice into a Way of Life
with Rev. Jeff Anderson

Dates:  Ten Mondays, January 5 to March 16 (No class Feb. 16)

Time:    6:30 pm to 9:30 pm

Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa, 2075 Occidental Road

Prerequisite:  Completion of Foundations or Beyond Limits

Building on the knowledge gained in Beyond Limits or Foundations, this class focuses on how to have an active daily connection with Spirit and how to find your own unique way of doing that through spiritual practices. You will explore and experience receptive (meditation and visioning) and directive (prayer) ways of communing with Spirit in order to craft the perfect spiritual practice for you. Various forms of meditation are explored, and you will develop greater skill in verbal and written affirmative prayer. Students will also explore a veritable tool box of spiritual practices that we hear about on Sundays or may not yet have experienced as spiritual practice, including loving kindness, gratitude, study, service, giving, and receiving. The purpose of this class is to help students step more fully into the practical application and experience of spiritual practice and the living of life, everywhere, everyday, with spiritual awareness.

Journey of Awakening by Ram Dass
Can We Talk to God by Ernest Holmes

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Upcoming Speaking Engagements;


I’ll be speaking:

Sunday, March 8th, 2015 at Oakland Center for Spiritual Living

Sunday, March 22nd, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Cruz

Sunday, April 19th at Center for Spiritual Living Rogue Valley (Medford, OR)

Sunday, May 24th, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa

Sunday, June 21st, 2015 at Mountainside Center for Spiritual Living, Placerville

Sunday, July 12, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa


I’ll be speaking

Wednesday, April 22nd, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa

Wednesday, May 27th, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa

Wednesday, July 8th, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa

Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at Center for Spiritual Living Santa Rosa


White-water rafting, in spiritual community, June 3-5 – American River, CA
For information, follow THIS LINK

Sixth Annual, 2015 ~ Going with the Flow Whitewater Rafting in Spiritual Community!

Join us June 3– 5, 2015 for a fantastic river adventure! 3:00 pm Wednesday to 3:00 pm Friday

  • Two days of professionally  guided class 3 (easy/moderate) white water rafting both the scenic South Fork AND Middle Forks of the American River with over 50  rapids interspersed with calm stretches.
  • Two nights river-front tent  camping (tents provided) under the stars!
  • Five top notch meals (and one  “brown bag, bring your own” dinner Wednesday)
  • Spiritual Practice mornings and evenings, and a group activity Thursday night.
  • Includes all river use fee’s
This event sells out every year, so get yourself and your friends organized quick!
  • 2 person tent-cabin (Cot, deck chair and foam sleeping pad included) @ $475. per person .
  • Single person dome tents  (tent, foam sleeping pad, and a little privacy included) @ $450. per person (we have 8, and these can also sleep 2 people)
  • 4 person tent cabins (Cot, deck chair and foam sleeping pad included)  @ $450. per person (bring 3 of your closest friends, or meet some new ones! This often turns out to be a female only tent cabin for those who prefer to be on a cot instead of a dome tent. If you wonder of this option might be best for you, ask me!)
If this strikes you as a YES, I REALLY WANT TO GO, please let us know ASAP!

(non-refundable $100. deposit will hold your space) For more information , contact Rev. Jeff Anderson @ 707-575-6869, e-mail

PS: yes, there are real bathrooms and showers too!

The South Fork American River is the best whitewater rafting river in California for both first-time and more experienced rafters. The South Fork American River is a Class III beginning-level whitewater river, with over 50 fun and exciting rapids. The Middle Fork, while also a beginners-level river, has a few more challenging class IV rapids, and we’re looking forward to running this new stretch of river this year!

  • The American River is the most  popular river in California  for everyone to enjoy beautiful wilderness, comfortable river-front  camping, nutritious and hearty meals, and fun, exciting, and safe rafting.
  • Luxury riverside campground  is private (no other rafting companies share it), has a well-equipment  camp store which provides last-minute items you may have forgotten, flush  toilets, and hot-water showers.
Wednesday – Afternoon / Evening: Plan to arrive between 3 and 5 pm.

At 6 pm or so we’ll have introductions, a simple dinner, then get together  again in the early evening, under the stars, for community spiritual practice.

Thursday starts early, with meditation at 7:30 a.m. in the Oak Tree camp area .

Breakfast is at 8 A.M. with a delicious breakfast, usually  pancakes, sausage, fresh fruit, cereal, yogurt, juice, fresh coffee, tea, hot  chocolate. Let us know if you have any special dietary needs. By 10 A.M. we have gathered at the picnic tables for the Rafting Orientation given by our Rafting Guide. We will be introduced to our guides, launch our  boats from our campsite and begin rafting a fun and easy section of the river that has many Class I-II rapids, giving us time to warm up and practice our paddling before arriving at the lunch site. About noon we stop for a hearty and nutritious picnic. Lunch includes a  variety of deli meats, cheeses, breads, condiments, vegetables, fruit, chips,  cookies, lemonade, ice tea, and water. They always have peanut butter and jelly  too. After lunch, we continue rafting into the Gorge, some class III rapids like Satan’s Cesspool, Hospital Bar and Recovery Room. After the last rapid we will grab a cold soda or water, take-out at FOlsom Lake, and board the bus for the 30-minute drive back to camp. Back at camp, you can take a shower, play volleyball, horseshoes, ping-pong, walk the Nature Trail, sit by the river, read, relax, socialize or shop in the camp store. Hors d’oeuvres prepared by our guides are served about 5-5:30 P.M. The food is good, and for dinner we may have barbequed steak, chicken, and salmon, colorful salad with lots of veggies to add to it, baked potato, garlic bread, soda, water. We’ll get together again Thursday evening for some socializing and fun!.

Friday starts early, with prayer and meditation at 7:30 a.m. down by the river.

Breakfast is at 8 am, and then we will want to get our stuff packed up and clear the tents and camping area. We’ll then board the bus for the Middle Fork, where we will put in at Oxbow Dam. We will arrive back at our campground around 4PM, have a brief closing circle/prayer right there in the parking lot, and end our time together.


Contact: Rev. Jeff Anderson c/o Center for Spiritual Living, Santa Rosa 2075 Occidental Road, Santa Rosa, CA 95401 e-mail: